As I started to read the information about Prilosec, I remembered that I was also being treated for H.pylori (Helicobacter) bacteria (a germ that "corkscrews" itself into the lining of the stomach).
In addition to the Prilosec and Propulsid I was also taking the antibiotic, Metronidazole. My P.A. mentioned that she was using "a triple therapy" for the GERD and the H.pylori.
Because of the severity of my situation, I think that it took me about 3 months of this triple therapy before I was the victor.
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At Tue, 4 Jan 2000, Helen Dynda wrote:
>Bev, I suffered from GERD a few years ago. My symptoms presented as a
>burning pain in the central area of my chest. At the time, I actually
>thought the burning pain was heart-related; but thankfully I had a
>Physician Assistant who recognized what was causing the burning
>sensation and knew how to treat it.
>What was actually happening was stomach acid - which is very irritanting
>to the esophagus - was backing up into my lower esophagus. I am not too
>sure as to what caused this to happen in the first - perhaps being
>overweight had something to do with it. I know that it took several
>weeks of treatment before it no longer caused me problems.
>Bev, I am concerned that you are not taking medication for this. I do
>remember the names of the medications I was prescribed for GERD -
>Prilosec and Propulsid. I will send my list about presciption
>medication sites to the Forum - and then you will be able to learn more
>about these medications, Prilosec and Propulsid.